, Installation Art
Installation artist Peter William Holden presents "AutoGene"
Audio/Visual sound, color
Busby Berkeley choreographed dancers to mimic the motions of machines and modern inventions. AutoGene is the flipside of this. Its a simple aesthetic looking robot composed of eight modified umbrellas mounted in a circular pattern. A cocktail of air hoses and electrical cables join these umbrellas to a central computer which enables AutoGene to produce a choreographed dance to music which erodes the machines mechanical qualities and transforms the mundane umbrellas into magical animated objects.